Saturday 9 January 2016

Cream and Grey Wedding Card

I made this card for my husband's nephew and his wife, whose wedding was just after Christmas.  As the theme was ivory and grey, I chose those colours for my palette.

The base card is a piece of cream pearlescent A4 card, scored and folded in half to create a portrait blank.  I used another sheet of the same card for the die cutting, along with a piece of dark grey pearlescent card.  Using the outer two dies from the Heart Vines base by Tonic Studios and the Mr and Mrs Insert and outer die, I cut the grey card.  The outer base die was then used to cut a mat in cream.  I also used the 3rd and 4th dies in from the base set to cut a cream layer.  These were all mounted up and glued together to create the Mr and Mrs plaque.

I stamped all round the edge of the card, using Watering Can Archival ink and the dotty border from the Delicate Patterns stamp set by Hot Off The Press.  I also stamped 'Brennan' using the same ink and the Worn Text letters by Tim Holtz and Stamper's Anonymous.  These are my favourite letter stamps and I use them whenever I can.  Before adding the Mr and Mrs plaque to the card, I found a pack of natural and a pack of silver skeleton leaves from my stash and added them to the bottom in a fan pattern; although they go over the text, you can still clearly read the name and I felt that they brought all the sections together.  The wedding ring die cut was added last minute, as I wasn't happy with the stamped border at the bottom left corner of the card.

The insert was created using cream paper and had something stamped on both sides of the middle section as well as the back of the insert.  On the left hand page, I wanted to use the Something Old - Something New stamp from Inkylicious, but decided to use Cobalt Blue Archival ink on the word Blue and Watering Can on the rest of the verse.  I then added the date below using the Forever Friends Hand Script Numbers set by Docrafts.  The verse on the opposite page - The One by Visible Image was particularly apt, as it was the title of the song for the first dance at the wedding (little did I know that when I was making the card!).
On the back of the insert, I stamped the Live Life stamp by Inkylicious as I love the advice that it gives!
Congratulations Lee and Louise; it was a fabulous day!


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